What a busy–but amazing–weekend!
It all started on Thursday evening with the graduation of the senior class. It was a really lovely evening. I truly enjoy graduation, even though it can bring me to tears sometimes. I especially enjoy the reception afterward, where we get to see the proud parents posing with their newly graduated daughters and sons. Praise is heaped onto everyone, students and teachers alike. In this part of the world, most students won’t study English Literature as their major in university; however, I know that my classes have been enjoyed by many of my students this year. Even if they only take away one thing (a love for the poetry of Robert Frost, for instance, or an appreciation for non-fiction literature), then I know I have done my job, and done it well.
Yesterday, we enjoyed two different juices…
Morning: beet, carrot, apple, and ginger
Afternoon: tomato, cucumber, peppers, spinach, watermelon
Both were fairly good (especially the morning juice). I didn’t work out yesterday; I decided to take a day off. After all, I had to get ready for the Farewell Dinner at the Grand Millennium Hotel. That event was also a success. I mingled more than I ever have. Usually I shy away from mingling, but there were so many people there last night that I hadn’t seen in a while that I found myself milling about, drink in hand, talking and laughing before dinner was actually served. Good times!
Today we made two juices again: beet, carrot, apple, ginger (morning), and then for the afternoon, we made what I like to call a Mean Green juice: bok choy, spinach, alfalfa sprouts, parsley, green apple, lime, and cucumber. Surprisingly, this was pretty amazing! I will have to make this again. It could be our go-to juice for the afternoons.
We also went over to the pool today, both to get some sun and do some laps. I cannot believe how winded I get from doing laps…I felt like I’d run for miles! Tomorrow morning, it’s back to the gym for my 30 minute circuit training. Two weeks to go before we head home to Canada! Woo hoo!! 🙂